Luke Varney

Date of birth28 September 1982
Place of birthLeicester
NationalityEnglish
Weight73 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

Luke joined Crewe Alexandra in March 2003 from Quorn of the Midland Alliance on a three year contract for a fee rising to a maximum of 50,000 depending on appearances.

His Alex contract was extended to June 2009 in September 2006.

After a loan spell, Luke joined Derby County in January 2009 with a contract to June 2012.

He joined Portsmouth in July 2011 with a three-year contract.

Luke joined Leeds United in July 2012 with a two-year contract.

After a loan spell, he joined Blackburn Rovers in July 2014 with a one-year contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra Carling Cup
1
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
2003-04 Crewe Alexandra League Division 1 5
3
1
2004-05 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 1
2004-05 Crewe Alexandra League Championship 17
9
4
2
2005-06 Crewe Alexandra Carling Cup 1
2005-06 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup
1
2005-06 Crewe Alexandra League Championship 15
12
5
1
2006-07 Crewe Alexandra Carling Cup 3
1
2006-07 Crewe Alexandra Johnstones Paint Trophy 5
7
2006-07 Crewe Alexandra League One 31
3
17
2
2007-08 Charlton Athletic Carling Cup
1
2007-08 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 2
2007-08 Charlton Athletic League Championship 23
16
8
4
2008-09 Charlton Athletic Carling Cup 1
2008-09 Charlton Athletic League Championship 16
2
2
2
2008-09 Derby County FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Derby County League Championship 9
1
1
1
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 3
1
2
2
2009-10 Derby County Carling Cup
1
2009-10 Derby County League Championship
1
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 32
7
9
7
2010-11 Blackpool Premier League 24
6
5
2010-11 Derby County League Championship 1
2011-12 Portsmouth Carling Cup 1
2011-12 Portsmouth League Championship 28
2
6
6
1
2012-13 Leeds United Capital One Cup 2
1
2012-13 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1
2012-13 Leeds United League Championship 26
8
4
9
1
2013-14 Blackburn Rovers League Championship 3
9
2
2013-14 Leeds United League Championship 11
2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Aug 2003 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 2003 Leicester City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 Carling Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 2003 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2003 Crystal Palace v Crewe Alexandra W 1-3 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 West Bromwich Albion v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic L 2-3 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley W 3-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Telford United L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Sep 2004 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Championship
14 Sep 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Championship
18 Sep 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Leeds United D 2-2 League Championship
29 Oct 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United L 2-3 League Championship
13 Nov 2004 Stoke City v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Championship
30 Nov 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Millwall W 2-1 League Championship
11 Dec 2004 Crewe Alexandra v Plymouth Argyle W 3-0 League Championship
28 Dec 2004 Queens Park Rangers v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Championship
01 Jan 2005 Leeds United v Crewe Alexandra W 0-2 League Championship
03 Jan 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 1-2 League Championship
08 Jan 2005 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Watford v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League Championship
22 Jan 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Championship
05 Feb 2005 Leicester City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
15 Feb 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley D 1-1 League Championship
22 Feb 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Reading D 1-1 League Championship
26 Feb 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Championship
12 Mar 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Sunderland L 0-1 League Championship
15 Mar 2005 West Ham United v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
19 Mar 2005 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
02 Apr 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Championship
05 Apr 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Derby County L 1-2 League Championship
09 Apr 2005 Millwall v Crewe Alexandra L 4-3 League Championship
16 Apr 2005 Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
23 Apr 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Stoke City L 0-2 League Championship
30 Apr 2005 Ipswich Town v Crewe Alexandra L 5-1 League Championship
08 May 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City W 2-1 League Championship
06 Aug 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley W 2-1 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Norwich City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
13 Aug 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Championship
20 Aug 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Leicester City D 2-2 League Championship
23 Aug 2005 Lincoln City v Crewe Alexandra L 5-1 Carling Cup 1st round
27 Aug 2005 Southampton v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Championship
29 Aug 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield United L 1-3 League Championship
11 Sep 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Derby County D 1-1 League Championship
13 Sep 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Luton Town W 3-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Stoke City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Cardiff City v Crewe Alexandra L 6-1 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Luton Town v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Championship
03 Dec 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 0-2 League Championship
10 Dec 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Norwich City L 1-2 League Championship
17 Dec 2005 Leicester City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Hull City D 2-2 League Championship
28 Dec 2005 Coventry City v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Queens Park Rangers L 3-4 League Championship
02 Jan 2006 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra L 3-0 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
28 Jan 2006 Watford v Crewe Alexandra L 4-1 League Championship
11 Feb 2006 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Championship
14 Feb 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Ipswich Town L 1-2 League Championship
25 Feb 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-1 League Championship
01 Apr 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League Championship
08 Apr 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Leeds United v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Millwall W 4-2 League Championship
08 Aug 2006 Doncaster Rovers v Crewe Alexandra L 3-1 League One
19 Aug 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City L 0-3 League One
22 Aug 2006 Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra W 0-3 Carling Cup 1st round
27 Aug 2006 Brighton and Hove Albion v Crewe Alexandra W 1-4 League One
02 Sep 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League One
09 Sep 2006 AFC Bournemouth v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League One
12 Sep 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Cheltenham Town W 3-1 League One
16 Sep 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Millwall W 1-0 League One
19 Sep 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic W 2-0 Carling Cup 2nd round
23 Sep 2006 Yeovil Town v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 League One
26 Sep 2006 Swansea City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League One
30 Sep 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Carlisle United W 5-1 League One
07 Oct 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Gillingham W 4-3 League One
14 Oct 2006 Bristol City v Crewe Alexandra L 2-1 League One
21 Oct 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Blackpool L 1-2 League One
25 Oct 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Manchester United L 1-2 Carling Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 2006 Rotherham United v Crewe Alexandra L 5-1 League One
31 Oct 2006 Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 Johnstones Paint Trophy 2nd round - northern section
18 Nov 2006 Brentford v Crewe Alexandra W 0-4 League One
25 Nov 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Chesterfield D 2-2 League One
29 Nov 2006 Port Vale v Crewe Alexandra W 2-3 Johnstones Paint Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
05 Dec 2006 Oldham Athletic v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League One
09 Dec 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Nottingham Forest L 1-4 League One
23 Dec 2006 Leyton Orient v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League One
26 Dec 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Swansea City L 1-3 League One
30 Dec 2006 Crewe Alexandra v Yeovil Town L 2-3 League One
02 Jan 2007 Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League One
10 Jan 2007 Chesterfield v Crewe Alexandra W 2-4 Johnstones Paint Trophy Semi-final - northern section
13 Jan 2007 Crewe Alexandra v AFC Bournemouth W 2-0 League One
16 Jan 2007 Tranmere Rovers v Crewe Alexandra L 1-0 League One
27 Jan 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Leyton Orient L 0-4 League One
30 Jan 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers D 3-3 Johnstones Paint Trophy Final - northern section (1st leg)
03 Feb 2007 Northampton Town v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League One
12 Feb 2007 Doncaster Rovers v Crewe Alexandra L 3-2 Johnstones Paint Trophy Final - northern section (2nd leg)
17 Feb 2007 Bradford City v Crewe Alexandra W 0-1 League One
20 Feb 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League One
24 Feb 2007 Huddersfield Town v Crewe Alexandra W 1-2 League One
27 Feb 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Scunthorpe United L 1-3 League One
03 Mar 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Brighton and Hove Albion D 1-1 League One
21 Apr 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League One
28 Apr 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League One
05 May 2007 Nottingham Forest v Crewe Alexandra D 0-0 League One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Quorn 01 Jul 2000 27 Mar 2003
Crewe Alexandra 27 Mar 2003 21 May 2007
Charlton Athletic 21 May 2007 01 Jan 2009
Derby County 27 Nov 2008 31 Dec 2008 L
Derby County 01 Jan 2009 06 Jul 2011
Sheffield Wednesday 20 Mar 2009 31 May 2009 L
Sheffield Wednesday 21 Aug 2009 02 Jan 2010 L
Sheffield Wednesday 21 Jan 2010 31 May 2010 L
Blackpool 27 Aug 2010 31 May 2011 L
Portsmouth 06 Jul 2011 25 Jul 2012
Leeds United 25 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2014
Blackburn Rovers 08 Feb 2014 12 May 2014 L
Blackburn Rovers 01 Jul 2014

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
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Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.